We saw the specialist in town again this morning for a high-level ultrasound. There was no leaked fluid visible in the uterus, outside the membranes. Rather, the membranes have sealed to the uterine wall, as they were supposed to have been all along. That, combined with the fact that I have had little to zero amniotic fluid leaking in about 10 days, means that the amniopatch procedure was successful, and the patch is, indeed, holding. My body has reabsorbed whatever fluid was still outside the membrane, which is infinitely less distressing than leaking it out!
This is great news!!! The patch being a success plays a huge part in my ability to go full term, which at this point is looking very promising. There are no signs of premature labor or infection. While Baby B's membrane will stay somewhat compromised for the rest of this pregnancy, I am optimistic that our chances of this being an uneventful pregnancy from here on out are excellent. We go back for another check-up and echocardiogram in 2 weeks, at which point they will also do the monthly in-depth growth measurements.
After today's appointment, I stopped at the hospital for a private tour of their NICU. Even though everything is going well, we are aware that the situation could still change dramatically at any time, and want to be prepared as best as we can. The nurse showing me around was very sweet, as all the nurses at this facility have been.
Many thanks to all of you who are praying. We are praising the Lord for blessing our little surviving baby with health and safety at this time.